Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are
many more looking for active homes.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using
This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!
Click on the link in gray for more information...
Milton Keynes show on 25th-26th has been cancelled due to the rain
and waterlogged ground.
New KC Agility regs to allow a challenge to a dog's height category
go into effect on 1st July 2016.
The closing dates for Dogs in Need is 20th June, not 25th.
Closing date for the July Jump
'n Touch show has been extended to Thursday, 23rd.
The North Derbyshire
Show has been rescheduled for 10th & 11th September at Southwell
North Derbyshire Show on 18th - 19th June has been cancelled.
After feedback from 2016
competitors and WAO Team manager, changes to the hump heights will
be made for 2017.
Vegas is moving North with their first show at Myerscough College on
The agenda for the KC
Agility Council meeting on 14 July 2016 can be found on the Kennel
increased the number of classes offering separate height awards at
their August shows.
date of the Cornwall AC show in
April 2017 has been changed to September.
The heats for the Colimanor
Annual Agility Starters and The Scottish Dog of the Year are now
available on the Show Diary.
Dickson Dog Training and Fly By Agility have
combined to launch a Junior Rising Stars League for handlers 16 or
under, sponsored by Ian Radford, at their
unaffiliated winter shows to be held in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Golden Valley Finals
Report on the hard
fought Great Western League and Starters League finals at Golden Valley
on Sunday, 17th April.
Help needed developing a new instructor
training course. Gemma Fisher has created a
Your thoughts would be welcome even if it's not something you feel would
benefit you personally.
The Kennel Club is opening
its doors to the public, offering free tours of it's new London headquarters
situated on Clarges Street, Mayfair, W1.
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has
received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
The Crystal Vision Large Agility competition will run along side the
Adams Jumping Cup.
Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing
handlers to fill your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop
the details and we will post them for you.
Dogs, Camera, Action! Details
of a very exciting agility photography competition, open to all, that Agria
will be running at Hatton with first prize a Dog Tracker Nano!
DB Dog Training (Norfolk)
Waverunners (West Sussex)
Whitedog Agility (E. Sussex)
Dickson DT (Glos)
Starting in July 2016, there will be a new national jumping competition
called LOW 550 for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious
qualifier at the same height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club
Agility tests, sponsored by the SMART
UK Agility has re-issued the rules and
regulations for the 2016 heats by competition along with the heats.
Events added in the last two weeks.
'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find
training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over
the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for
space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last
two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you
want to enter. Schedules can now be downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a
link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show
details onto the iSS Show Diary.
Agility at Chatsworth
Chatsworth Country Fair has
played host to Agility for more than 21 years and introduced
Rover Jump & Drive, a unique competition never seen in Agility
Dawn Weaver lead a team to
the 2016 IFCS in The Netherlands and sent us this report.
Milton Keynes and North Derbyshire shows have been cancelled due to the
weather. North Derbys has been rescheduled for rescheduled for September
at the same venue and with the same qualifiers..
KC Agility Council Reps
With the next Council
meeting in July, isn't it time that you contacted your area rep and
let them know your thoughts on the issues up for discussion?
Agility Injuries & Size
Alicia Jet is doing some
research for her discursive essay and would really appreciate if you
could answer this
survey. It's really quick to complete as there's only three
Sadly Hazel WIlliams, often
known as the 'lady with the purple hair' has passed away. Always a smile
and so jolly, she will be missed but not forgotten
Agility Champ Dogs
Congratulations to Lou
Cadman with Twiggy, Jo Gleed with Rumble, Martin Reid with Spring,
Linda Cummings with Phoenix and Dave Munnings with Fame
for attaining their Ag.Ch. status.
4th Height Jumping Cup
Results from the heat at Dog Vegas at the end of May.
Change for the Better
If you could change just one
thing about agility, what would it be? Or is it perfect the way it
Pic of the Week
Your playground. Our playground.
There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just
the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the
Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
Animal Health Co Classic
The first two heats of the
Animal Health Company Classic took place at The WBSDS show and Hatton
the competition is the Westcotts Water Jump, which again created a
splash or two.
Insurance Grand Prix
The first 2016 Agria heat took place at the Hatton Agility Festival.
After being runner-up in the same class in 2015, Julia MacLean nailed it this
Results from the first two heats of the
Royal Canine Challenge which took place at Severnside and Hatton.
Brillo International Bounce
Brillo International Bounce Final will use jumps set at 450mm for Medium
dogs and 350mm for Small dogs.
Agria Pet Insurance will be providing the winner from each category a
£400 voucher towards a ‘dog friendly’ break!
Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but
the winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that
and more in front of a huge audience.
The first Adams Derby was set up
in 2001 by Chris and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a
Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers
to their repertoire.
Peter Lewis, one of the founding
fathers of agility, relates what really happened behind the scenes
at the first ever agility demonstration. Essential reading for anyone who loves
The Bracco Italiano and Agility
The Bracco Italiano is a
noble and ancient hunt, point, retrieve hound rarely seen in the
agility ring... until now. Anne Brierley loves running her three and
proved that they can work well despite distractions.
Fred Welham Interview
Another chance to read John
Leslie's article remembering Fred Welham, the
man who made the first set of agility equipment out of some
wooden pallets, a door and some tunnel air vent piping for the very
first 'dog jumping' demonstration at Crufts 1978.
The caravan is one of the most expensive purchases in agility
competitor's life. Dave Camble of Caravan Diagnostics, argues it's
worth the extra money to do regular checks to ensure comfort
and reliability, keep up the re-sale value and guarantee the safety
of you and your dogs.
This year marks the 125th
Anniversary of Crufts and the atmosphere at the NEC was as frenzied
as ever. We sent out our fearless reporters Penny Cockerill
(Thursday) and David Elliott (Saturday) to watch, listen and report
on the 'best dog show in world.'
Nerves at Crufts
Our third r
eporter Kaye Medcalf talks to top competitors on the last
day of the show about how they handle pre-competition stress.
Talented Golden Retriever
Google may have been a star of stage and screen and the classroom,
but he was a unenthusiastic agility dog until, at least, he moved to
the Lake District and found his mojo.
Agility Therapy Autism
Blair Cochrane has created a very
special therapy programme, combining his two passions - his love of
dog agility with his day job of helping autistic children.
How can we help you find that elusive item you've been
desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't
ask, you might not get.
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-
for a Thought
Joan Hart learned something at a recent show - not to jump to
conclusions. Watch and learn. Watch and learn.
Dogs In Need will be celebrating 25 years of a very special show in
It's not rocket science but 550mm is the height of hurdles in the
national Low 550 competition for dogs measuring 430mm at the
withers. What's your lucky number?
Ever wonder about how many agility shows there are each year? We've
analysed the Agilitynet Show Diary database - the way you do - and
here's what we came up with.
Irish Kennel Club
NFC / Training
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SENIOR AGILITY LEAGUE
f you are 55 or over, you are
eligible to take part in the 2016 Senior Agility League. It's all a bit
Results of the 2015
SAL are now available. Congratulations to Jacky Orriss and the
talented Oh Ted! for winning the overall title for the third year.
What an amazing partnership.
Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club.
D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more
than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .
Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the
delightful Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a
perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on
two agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an
agility widower Wilfred (aka Derek) Cheek.
Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy
Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for
Agilitynet with the help of
her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and
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